Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Fort Worth know to call Calverley Service Experts when their heating system starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another cause to call an expert? Read about these furnace stenches you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why several gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to alert homeowners and furnace experts that there is an issue. If you smell this odor coming from your heating system, shut off your gas appliances right away as you may have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can release outside, and call your heating equipment service expert as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system operate together to keep you safe and cozy throughout the entire year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can get in your air duct system and create mold, causing the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your furnace or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Calverley Service Experts. We’ll come over ASAP to analyze your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you recommendations on how to get rid of the source of the smell and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you warm and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are several things that could be taking place if you smell an electrical or burning stench, all of which should demand your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this odor coming from your heating equipment, it’s likely something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Shut off your heating equipment ASAP and call your furnace professional to provide a complete diagnosis.

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